Dear Parents, Carers, Children and Visitors,
A very warm welcome to Newton Primary School and Nursery Class. On behalf of the pupils and staff of our school I hope you enjoy visiting our website and find it informative and helpful.
Our school is a welcoming, happy, caring, achieving and inclusive learning environment where children are motivated to be successful learners, responsible citizens, confident individuals and effective contributors
Children, parents and staff identify strongly and are proud to be associated with Newton Primary. We have ambitious attainable expectations for all children in our care. Success for every child is fundamental.
We are proud of the positive and caring ethos in our school. We promote and celebrate positive and nurturing relationships and our children’s many and varied achievements through a shared understanding of our school values: Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Fairness and Unity.
Children are given the opportunity to explore a wide range of enriching learning experiences during their time with us, including learning outdoors, loose parts, open ended play to encourage creativity and curiosity through all eight areas of Curriculum for Excellence.
We have active pupil led groups involving all children, under the title ‘We Count.’ Our ‘Build-Up’, ‘Let’s Share’, ‘Linking-Up’ and ‘Our World’ groups focus on areas such as Wellbeing, Digital Literacy, Eco Schools and Love Food, Love Cooking. The pupil groups lead and organise many activities and events in school including links with our local community, the school website, charity events, competitions for younger children, paired reading, buddies, ,sports leaders, local media contributions, playground squaddies and also lead some assemblies.
We encourage all parents, carers, friends of the school, and other members of our wider community to contribute to the rounded education we offer in Newton Primary School and Nursery.
We hope you and your family will enjoy being important members of our school community, and we look forward to working with you.
If you would like to arrange to come and visit us, you would be very welcome. Please telephone 01786 237920 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Kane, (Headteacher)
A bit of history: The tractor and cross on our badge reflect the rich history of our local area. The streets, which encircle the school, Newton Crescent and Ochiltree, are named after the Bishop of Dunblane (between 1429 to1447). The name of our school comes from Newton Farm, which goes back as far as the Charter of 1655 when Oliver Cromwell confirmed James Pearson of Kippenross as the owner.
Our building and grounds: The modern purpose-built school was opened in August 1996 and provides attractive, bright and pleasant accommodation for around 440 primary and nursery age children. The school has a very welcoming nursery; fifteen bright and modern classrooms; open areas for P.1-2; P.3-4; P.4-5 and P.6-7; a large reference library and music room; a fully equipped gym; a production kitchen; a dining hall, an extensive asphalt play area and a large fenced playing field. Both the nursery and school enjoy their own gardens where we plant for wildlife, butterflies and bumblebees. Children have opportunities to grow and tend fruit and vegetables in our gardens.